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Thread #55454   Message #863348
Posted By: Kaleea
10-Jan-03 - 03:38 AM
Thread Name: Washtub Bass String Question
Subject: RE: Washtub Bass String Question
I'm 4'11&3/4" tall, & I have marvelous galvanized garbage (looks like a smaller verson of the regular old fashioned garbage can everybody used to have) can bass with cotton clothesline for my string. A 2 x 2 was used for the vertical piece to which is attached the best part--which is that, about my shoulder height there is a **horizontal** piece of 2 x 2 attached to the vertical 2 x 2. The clothesline is attached to the vertical piece of wood! Therefore, I can easily bend my elbow to bring my left hand up & grasp the **vertical** "handle"--it is this which adjusts the tightness of the cotton clothesline! If I tip it back towards me, it is just perfect for me. It was made for me by a real PRO who has basses down to a science. It makes a Fabulous sound, & I have the line tied so that I can PLAY the pitches for bluegrass/traditional keys such as D & G, & A. I also have had little kids as well as big kids playing it at jams, & EVERYBODY wants a chance to play!!   Good Luck, & happy plunkin' !